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Used a fake 16+ oyster card for 9mts - caught on the bus - help!


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hi there, 

a few days ago i was caught on the bus with a fake 16+ oyster card by the inspector, she took my details and said tfl will contact me. 

 

i was dumb enough to get someone to apply for a 16+ oyster card for me after listening to a friend.

 

i really regret this and read a few threads about it.

 

I've received the letter from tfl yesterday asking me to explain why i didn't have a valid ticket.

 

what do i do can someone please help?

 

I'm really stressed about this, could i go prison?

 

could i get a criminal record, this would be my first offence if i get prosecuted. 

 

what's the worst case scenario that can happen?

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how many journeys please or days/months have you used it for

be honest.

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DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

 

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

 

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

 

 

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I'm not 100% sure how many times it's been used but i think I've been using it for about 6 to 7 months 

 

sorry that was my mistake it's been used for 9 months

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please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

 

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

 

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

 

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

 

 

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8 journey's a week to and from work 4days a week

 

i read a few threads about this but what's the worst case scenario in my situation could i go prison?I'm scared if they look at this as fraud but most people in these threads that got prosecuted was for fare evasion 

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I don't think prison is likely, please stop worrying about that.

 

You will need to write back and tell the truth about what you've done,  in your own words. If you want us to look at what you plan to send, we're happy to help you to refine it.

 

Btw, did you buy the fake card online? You could offer to help TfL trace the person who took your money for the fake card.

 

HB

Illegitimi non carborundum

 

 

 

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yes i bought it off someone on Instagram he took his page down and i have no contact details of him i was referred to him by a friend

 

can you please help me write the letter? 

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please calm down

I listed threads to read earlier

GO READ THOSE PLEASE

 

then your niggles and worries will fly out the window.

there are also examples of letters in those threads.

 

 

please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

 

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

 

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

 

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

 

 

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  • dx100uk changed the title to Used a fake 16+ oyster card for 9mts - caught on the bus - help!

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please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

 

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

 

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

 

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

 

 

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Dear Sir or Madam,

 

 

 

 

I would like to apologize profusely for my actions in this occasion. I have pride in my integrity and honesty and I feel extremely ashamed of my very poor judgement.

 

I am currently working full-time. Previously to making this unethical decision I was going through a dark time in my life dealing with depression and financial difficulties. Which thus led me to making this foolish mistake. I live with my parents and I financially support them as my step father and myself are the sole income earners of the family. We both take care of my mother who deals with severe depression.  A criminal record on my part would be devastating for me and my family as it would affect my current employment. And or even future employment/opportunities.

 

 

This is the first caution or notice to prosecute that I have received in my life. Up until this point I have been a law-abiding citizen. I am very stressed in this situation as I have made a very grave mistake and I promise to never do anything like this ever again. I deeply regret my actions and would like to take a moment to apologize to TFL and it’s employee’s for my mishap.

 

 

As I stated before I have never been in a situation like this ever in my life. I know it was my mistake and I am very sorry. I truly had no idea it was such a grave crime until I received your letter stating possible prosecution.

 

 

I have no previous convictions to my name as I have been a productive member of society in the UK so far.

 

 

I have made a very bad mistake on my end that has kept me awake and tearful. I’m currently having anxiety at work and home just thinking about receiving a prosecution.

 

 

I would be very grateful if you would give me a second chance to right my wrongs.

 

 

I am more than willing to make immediate payment to cover the unpaid fare and any other damage or administration costs I have caused

 

 

I truly appreciate your consideration in this matter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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see the blue bits

 

correct spelling or grammar as needed.

 

it was not a mistake nor is it unethical.

it was a conscious act of fraud repeated twice daily for over 9mts!!

 

error of judgement on my behalf 

 

i'd cut down the number of times you crawl as well too many

one at the start 

one at the end.

 

expand upon why it will financial hurt your family

 

DROP TOTALLY the uk line 

 

add in you've now bought? a season or whatever ticket.

 

 

 

please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

 

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

 

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

 

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

 

 

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not a chance where did you ever get that from?
 

please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

 

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

 

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

 

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

 

 

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please create your own topic 

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please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

 

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

 

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

 

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

 

 

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